The USC Trojans are favorites to get back to the national championship game, so it makes sense that their win-loss total is pretty high from Las Vegas. The National Football Post got the read on the earliest win totals for the 2012 regular season, and USC has a high over/under staked at 10.5 wins. USC pretty much would have to go 11-2 at the worst, which means the Trojans would be in a good spot against most any team on their schedule. Only Oregon is considered a real threat to topple them.
Meanwhile, the UCLA Bruins aren't expected to be much different going from Rick Neuheisel to Jim Mora, with the Bruins placing at 5.5 wins. So basically UCLA is expected to do very little, which could be good because the expectations are low enough that a winning season would be considered a solid success for the players and the coaches.
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